Recap for Training Team meeting July 27, 2021

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The agenda for the meeting can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

 @azhiyadev@courane01, @ashiquzzaman, @mburridge, @Arasae, @matteospi , @meganmclaughlin9487, @manzwebdesigns, @femKreations, @peteringersoll ,

News was a huge success, Big thanks to @Hauwa Abashiya and @courane01 , congrats to @meher and @Pooja Derashri for presenting.  Thanks @manzwebdesigns for swinging by for a chat as well.

An upcoming event with more details as they become available:

Translation Days are coming up.  While the work of this is largely in PolyGlots area, it is also something that Learn should keep on the radar.  GlotPress in the works for Learn to localize it fully like Docs and such.

The next action on Translation Day(s) will involve discovering how the #training team can partner with those wanting to translate Learn, though the event will not focus on Learn specifically.

FSE Calls for Testing: Theme.json and 5.8RC. 5.8 Rundown tomorrow 16UTC. It’ll be a casual chance to explore really what has shipped in 5.8.  While this is now in the past, the training team can still participate in checking out all the new features thoughtfully. This will help the training team be better prepared to write those lessons. 

Team hangout/Coffee Hour (non-work). Want to participate next week?  Complete the survey here: Doodle Poll.


The team is using the Sprint methodology to track work on a monthly basis. As it’s nearing the end of July, now is a good time to revisit what we had planned for July, In particular we are looking at:

  1. What worked?
  2. What can we improve?
  3. Any blockers

 A number of lesson plans the team wanted to work on:

The team have 6 drafts in progress, the team is also thinking about co-working and tag-team session. they tried something similar a while back and a lot of people were quite receptive.

July Sprint was Learn Functionality Goal, the team have had a lot of traction on this and working with other teams like #docs and #marketing. The Slides PluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party, print friendly style sheets on lesson plans, UXUX UX is an acronym for User Experience - the way the user uses the UI. Think ‘what they are doing’ and less about how they do it. audit and proposal to redo the entry into lesson plans are all high priority items.

The team also cover our Team Goals in the Sprint. This did include auditing

For August Sprint,  @azhiyadev will draft something for August Sprint based on the discussions and following on from meeting on Friday and then present it present it on the next Training team meeting (Tuesday at 16:00 UTC).

Open Discussion

Hugh is coming to GoDaddy Pro’s weekly meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on will help you find options in your area.

The session will be on discussing Learn, the project, etc. And helping those who build websites for clients learn how they can:

  1. contribute
  2. learn something themselves (advancing dev skills, etc)
  3. share resources with their clients
  4. use in their own meetups etc.

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